A gorgeous but underused shade-garden plant, brunnera produces sprays of pale blue flowers in spring: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/design/color/blue-flower-garden-ideas/?socsrc=bhgpin052214brunnera&page=4 Brunnera Shad, Blue Flowers, Brunnera Macrophylla, Shades Plants, Shade Perennials, Shades Perennials, Shades Gardens, Shade Plants, Jack Frostings
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Alexander's Great BrunneraName: Brunnera ‘Alexander’s Great’ Growing Conditions: Shade, Partial Shade Size: 12–15 inches tall, 24–28 inches wide Zones: 4–8 Source: Terra Nova
Shade - Plant en Masse - Plant en Masse Just about every type of plant looks better in large groupings than it does planted individually. Here, drifts of astilbe seem to tower out of a groundcover of golden sedum. Test Garden Tip: Planting en masse doesn't necessarily mean growing only a single variety. Here, several selections of astilbe combine for even more interest
potted garden - HOH Cyclamen, frost resistant for cool places indoors and outdoors. Ornamental kale. Autumn Heather, bud blooming for longer enjoyment. Chrysanthemums, early autumn flower that is sensitive to freezing temperatures. Available in bright colors as great or flowered. Orpine, perennial with purple rust colored flowers.
Bigroot Geranium One of the toughest plants in the shade garden, bigroot geranium (Geranium macrorrhizum) doesn't mind heat or drought. And, deer and rabbits typically pass it by in search of tastier morsels. This plant puts on a spring show with pink or white flowers; some varieties also offer outstanding fall coloration in their woodsy-scented foliage. Bigroot geranium is hardy in Zones 4-8 and grows 2 feet tall. Top Picks: 'Album' offers white flowers; 'Ingwersen's Variety' offers clear pink flowers; 'Variegatum' has purple-pink flowers and white-variegated leaves